Representing Notre Dame, Alisa Rantanen claimed top honors for the Midwest District at IDSA’s Indianapolis conference this spring. In the video below, she presents four projects including a corporate work-in-progress developing an AC unit that can generate a secondary water sources and a discursive design project that suggests a solution for storing and curating memories.
Representing California College of the Arts, Charlie Weber claimed top honors for the Western District at IDSA’s Long Beach conference this spring. In the video below, he presents three projects including an ice pack fit for urban athletes, the Shift bag and a system to enable street vendors to hawk their wares affordably, legally, safely, sustainably and artistically.
If you were to pick a place to get revitalized about your place in the design profession, you’d do well to spend a weekend in beautiful Raleigh, NC like a few hundred of our closest friends did this spring.
This 90-second video offers a good taste of the learning, networking and Southern Hospitality folks enjoyed at this year’s Southern District conference.
We can’t lie. We invited people from all across the Midwest to come to Indianapolis to talk about new paradigms for design practice. And when they trekked to Naptown, what went down was pretty awesome.
Don’t believe us? Have a look at some conference highlights:
Every product—like every designer—is a part of an eco-system. Sometimes, they are parts of multiple eco-systems. All the interconnectedness and interdependencies get pretty complicated pretty quickly. That’s why we gathered some of the design profession’s best and brightest in Cleveland to spend some time contemplating and discussing designed ecosystems this spring.
Missed the conference? Dag. Sorry you didn’t get to join the dialogue. But here’s a quick video recap showcasing how it all unfolded:
If there’s ever been a point in history when the timing was perfect to explore the vast potential of the designer as an entrepreneur, now is it. More specifically, this past spring was it—the moment we hosted a conference to do just that.